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U.S. critique of Afghan allies wasn't aimed at Canada: MacKay

U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates wasn't talking about Canada when he verbally attacked the skills of the allied troops working in southern Afghanistan, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Wednesday.

Damn. The let's leave Afghanistan movement needs a bit more help.

"He said, 'I specifically made no reference to any country and Canada is the last country I'd make those comments about.'"

Ok. I guess that makes it all ok then.

"He was extremely complimentary in what he said about Canadian forces and in fact expressed regret and embarrassment over those comments being in any way reflected towards our troops," MacKay said.


aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Thu Jan 17th, 2008 at 11:47:27 AM EST
Right so who was it aimed at then?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Jan 17th, 2008 at 07:54:48 PM EST
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Well the number of choices has just shrunk by 1.

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Thu Jan 17th, 2008 at 08:16:32 PM EST
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To me it looks like it was aimed at the US in a rather roundabout way. 'Cause the State Department seems to be busy claiming that it wasn't aimed at anyone else.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Feb 8th, 2008 at 04:14:32 AM EST
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